Having problems with your Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Camera ?

G11 powershot 'Lens Error restart camera' mesage when I turn on the camera. Camera stuck with lens out.


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Lens probably does not retract because of debris or a misaligned gear box. The\012lens can in about 50% of the cases be repaired without having to replace it. Try to\012return to manufacturer first. If you're out of warranty, there are\012third party place that fix them such as camera lens repairs. If you want to do it yourself, there are also free camera repair guide websites that show you how to replace the lens, the replacement part is usually available on ebay.
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G11 powershot 'Lens Error restart camera' mesage when I turn on the camera. Camera stuck with lens out.


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